__Ryerson University is the recipient of $31.9 million from the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, a program designed to modernize infrastructure and improve the environmental sustainability on post-secondary campuses. Ontario will support the initiative with an additional $4.7 million.
- Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund
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__Recommend Michael Feldstein’s CALIcon16 Keynote for added context and insight _ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4a0yPbu8k&feature=youtu.be _ [The 26th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and technology professionals to discuss the transformation of legal education through technology and innovation.]
__THE EVERNOTE COLLECTION: http://www.moleskine.com/en/evernote-collection _ D’Ieteren, Evernote, Moleskine, Moleskine Smart Writing Set
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__Courtney Miller is pissed . . .”So what can we do?”
I suggest the best Faculty syllabi help students seeking savings by offering them options via a comprehensive list of vetted alternative textbook editions or OER. Consider the ways that Students and TA’s can help their Faculty by doing the research throughout the course of the semester to discover these commercial and free educational resource alternatives to be Faculty-vetted and added as options within the Syllabus. See The Peak, SFU Student newspaper _ http://www.the-peak.ca/2016/09/fuck-textbooks/
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__BCcampus’ Lauri Aesoph envisions ‘open creations’ – As of today, BCcampus and the BC Open Textbook Project will share some of its “in progress” resources as they are developed i.e. BC Open Textbook Adaptation Guide and BC Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide. I call these open creations. And if the work involves the revision of an existing work, it will be an open adaptation. __
There aren’t enough hours in the day to create and maintain all of the support materials that me and my team would like to share with the open community. Often I wish I could link from this guide to that one…oh, but I haven’t created it yet, I say. Dang!
Then it occurred to me: Why not share these resources publicly while they’re being created? Why not follow in the footsteps of the open peer review process and permit our colleagues to not only use the information we have gathered so far, but let the open community watch and learn how we create these guides as the work happens?
__The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a $1.6 million damages verdict and opened a door to additional recovery for a stem cell photographer who was not paid for a company’s widespread use of his rare and valuable images. This decision serves as a cautionary tale for content users to obtain the proper licenses, especially with regard to images that may be considered out of the ordinary. _ http://cdas.com/third-circuit-upholds-jurys-award-1-6-million-actual-damages-infringement-rare-photographs/ _ Re: Leonard v. Stemtech International 15-3198 15-3247
- Andrew Paul Leonard Stem Cell Photographs, Leonard v. Stemtech International Inc., Nos. 15-3198 & 15-3247
- Third Circuit Upholds Jury’s Award of $1.6 Million in Actual Damages for Infringement of Rare Photographs – Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard <span>LLP</span>
- PDN Online | Gear Reviews & Resources for Professional Photographers
- Appeals Court Upholds $1.6 Million Infringement Verdict | PDN Online
- Stem Cell Photographer’s $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld : Seattle Copyright Watch : Washington Intellectual Property Lawyer : Licensing Attorney Tonya Gisselberg
- Leonard v. Stemtech International Inc. – Third Circuit
- Third Circuit Upholds $1.6M in Damages for Stem Cell Photographer | Delaware Law Weekly
- TIME Magazine Cover: The Truth About Stem Cells: The Hope, The Hype and What it Means For You – Aug. 7, 2006 – Science & Technology – Cloning – Health & Medicine
__Ontario’s vision for net tuition is comprehensive. Most of the design details have yet to be worked out. For the sake of having a target to aim for, and against which to assess what other jurisdictions are doing, webegin by imagining what an ideal post-2018 model might look like from a hypothetical student’s perspective. See: Approaches to net tuition – an environmental scan, Linda Jonker, Martin Hicks, HEQCO, Ontario Student Assistance Program OSAP _ TAGS: Approaches to net tuition – an environmental scan, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario HEQCO, Linda Jonker, Martin Hicks, Ontario Student Assistance Program OSAP
- Approaches to net tuition an environmental scan HEQCO Linda Jonker Martin Hicks
HP Redefines Book Printing
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__OMICS Group Inc., an offshore publishing company, is accused of disseminating junk science and duping researchers has taken over the publishing of several respected Canadian medical journals, a joint CTV News/Toronto Star investigation has found. Researchers and editors are sounding the alarm about a company called OMICS Group Inc., saying it could hijack the Canadian journals’ names and reputations. __
__The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) commend the introduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act (AIM HE), which will take steps to provide greater access to higher education materials and related technologies for students with disabilities. _ http://newsroom.publishers.org/aap–siia-welcome-legislation-to-advance-equal-access-for-higher-education-students-with-disabilities/
__David Murphy, HP Director of Marketing @HPGraphicArts, says HP PageWide Web Presses are driving digital transformation in mainstream printing, especially in book manufacturing __
Just a few years ago, there was panic among the education book publishing segment, especially with book printers. Tablets and e-readers were all the rage. Large school districts were distributing iPads and other tablets to students en masse. A 2012 Pearson Foundation survey found that 63 percent of college students and 69 percent of high school students believed that traditional textbooks would be phased out in the next five years. Slightly more than half of college students also said they preferred reading digital textbooks over printed ones for class. It was all doom and gloom. The death of the textbook was imminent.
So much for that.
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__The Association of American Publishers (AAP) cites Multiple studies from education publishers reveal that digital learning materials are improving student performance in college, resulting in higher exam scores, better grades, and fewer students dropping out of classes. _ AAP Resources: _ http //https://lnkd.in/exXJMjG
- Studies Show College Students Get Higher Grades and Learn Better with Digital Course Materials
- Studies Show College Students Get Higher Grades and Learn Better with Digital Course Materials
- Report: Use of digital course material increases – eCampus News
- Studies: Digital Course Materials Improve Students’ Performance – DBW
TAGS: AAP Association of American Publishers, NACS National Association of College Stores, NACS Research Student Watch, Student Monitor College Market Research, Textbook Costs Spending Research, The College Board
TAGS: DMZ, Ryerson DMZ Advisory Council, Ryerson University
BMO Introduces Logo to Mark Bank’s Bicentennial _ In 1817, BMO’s original [Bank of Montreal] seal was engraved onto the plates that printed its currency, one of Canada’s first, which served as the foundation for BMO’s service as Canada’s central banker until the Bank of Canada was created in 1934. _ http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2161527.htm _ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Montreal
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__I suggest the best Faculty syllabi are comprehensive and helpful to students seeking savings via alternative textbook editions or free resources. Students and TA’s can help their Faculty by doing the research throughout the semester to discover these alternatives so they can be vetted and incorporated as alternatives within the Faculty Syllabus list of recommendations. Faculty who have their Students working together with them on this goal, would be able to recommend a broader range of resources, offering selections that best suit everyone’s’ needs and expectations __
Students attending the University of New Brunswick spent on average $389.28 on textbooks this semester, with the average textbook costing $104.45, according to a study by the university’s student union.
The study was carried out anonymously with 348 students responding over a five-day period.
Student union vice-president Katie Beers led the TextBroke campaign, which included the study, and said the price students are paying is too high.
“While I believe that having extra course materials is vital to academic success, I believe that there are other opportunities to make education more affordable to our students,” said Beers.
TAGS: Pearson Oracle ERP
Jay Lynch Senior Academic Research Consultant for Course Design Development and Academic Research (CDDAR) at Pearson Education _ https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-13-why-we-don-t-need-a-netflix-for-education
__OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University _ OpenStax staff of 60+ offer education products and services and more than 20 Open Textbooks which are created with the help of textbook developers/studios Wisewire and Words & Numbers [acquired by and now a part of Wisewire
__Stephen Downes “This is a very brisk autobiography from my early childhood through to today.” Internal Presentation, Ottawa, NRC Sept 27, 2016
- Creative Commons CORE Modules, Units, & Learning Objectives
- CORE Modules, Units, & Learning Objectives – Google Docs
- CORE – Get CC Certified
__ Prerequisites: Canadian Copyright Law: Lesley Ellen Harris _ https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1118078519 __ Copyrightlaws.com‘s Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law – Designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law and to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. _ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certificate-in-canadian-copyright-law-registration-25757818328 _ Copyright and Fair Dealing Guidelines _ http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/policies/copyright-and-fair-dealing-guidelines/
__Previously, Pennsbury elementary teachers used materials aligned with the PA Core Standards by piecemeal, said Kim Walter, the math specialist at Quarry Hill Elementary School. Not anymore. “This is all in one,” Walter said of the EDM4 program. “It makes it easier to have everything right there.” [-] also is using a computer-based math program called ALEKS by McGraw-Hill __
- University of Toronto Zero-to-Low Cost Course ZTLCC Project | University of Toronto Libraries
- Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project | University of Toronto Libraries
- U of T library project takes the cost burden out of course packs
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- Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office | University of Toronto Libraries
__Fact Checking claims by Student PIRGs and @HigherEdPIRG “The textbook market is rigged so that publishers can generate huge profits and engage in bad practices at students’ expense.” __ via Ethan Senack, Nicole Allen – Adapted SPARC slide shows Educational Publishers Operating Margins 2014 __ Source SPARC slide – https://www.dropbox.com/s/ak9z122tm57kwxv/UTSA_Presentation_v1_091616.pptx?dl=0 _ Slide Adaption by Don Gorges
Delhi University based Rameshwari Photocopying Services owner, Dharam Pal Singh, points to the index from a booklet of readings [Faculty Syllabus] for first year Sociology students. “Look at the list of readings. If students start searching for these, it will take them an year to find them. Some of them are out of publication, some are only published abroad, and some are pages from an Encyclopedia,” he says. What the photocopy shop does is to put together all the suggested readings into one bundle and sell them for approximately Rs. 800, depending on the number of pages. “If students were to go out and purchase these readings, they would have to spend a fortune. Either students get the material photocopied, or DU needs to change the reading list,” adds Dharam Pal. _ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/postverdict-business-as-usual-on-north-campus/article9117201.ece
__India’s Universities and Faculty need services based on @LumenLearning @BCcampus business model and IN/US/UK Faculty-created online OER
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__Canada could see changes to its copyright landscape in light of upcoming legal and policy decisions. Canadian Fair Dealing case is pending – York University by Access Copyright – see article_ http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/copyright-back-spotlight/ __ http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/access-copyright-lawsuit-against-york-is-first-test-of-fair-dealing-guidelines/
__Research: Indian court docs _ http://spicyip.com/docs/petition-in-delhi-high-court.pdf _and list of materials _ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QpG6g3nKInmBMUs5073_EfIywLcb6WSfY5TiuTX8KOA/edit#gid=0 _ Indian Court Ruling _ https://indiankanoon.org/doc/135895592/ _Canadian Copyright case and Fair Dealing details – _ http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/access-copyright-lawsuit-against-york-is-first-test-of-fair-dealing-guidelines/
__Also see the University of Toronto Libraries Course Reserves and Syllabus Service helping Faculty to make their course readings available to students while respecting Canadian copyright provisions and existing U of T licensing agreements. _ https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/copyright/course-reserves-and-syllabus-service _
Ontario’s Universities Spark Conversation about the Future – Are You Ready? – Council of Ontario Universities
Ontario’s universities are asking students and their parents what excites them and what concerns them about the future, to spark a province-wide conversation about how universities can be good partners in ensuring the future is brighter for everyone.
Students and parents are asked to imagine the future and their place in it, in an online survey at ontariosuniversities.ca. They can also join the conversation on social media @futuringON and #futuring.
“We’re asking people ‘what keeps you up at night?’” says David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), who is kicking off the #futuring initiative today on behalf of all 21 Ontario universities.
__Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription Model: See article Adobe Reports Record Revenue _ http://news.adobe.com/press-release/corporate/adobe-reports-record-revenue-2 _ Adobe first announced the Creative Cloud in October 2011. On May 6, 2013, Adobe announced that they would not release new versions of the Creative Suite and that future versions of its software would be available only through the Creative Cloud. _ Stock comparison chart Adobe v Pearson v Elsevier
__Recommend that claims of ‘serial applicants’ be prioritized and expedited by the Landlord and Tenant Board _ “Toronto real estate lawyer Matt Maurer has dealt extensively with cases like these and says many landlords complain that the Landlord and Tenant Board is too “tenant friendly.”” __
A Toronto landlord says she’s been conned by a “professional tenant” who’s been living in her Yorkville home since July without paying rent.
__Ontario Landlord Tenant Board needs new rules to evict problem tenants faster, expert says _ Harry Fine, a former adjudicator at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), said once problem tenants get their hands on the keys, it’s easy for them to exploit the system and drag out the eviction process. “The legislation has to change,” Fine, who now works as a paralegal, told CBC News. By appealing, Regan was able to stay at the condo for another eight months before the court got around to rejecting his appeal. Fine said the Ontario government should create a test, or set some pre-conditions when it comes to filing an appeal. Otherwise, he said, problem tenants like Regan know they’ll get eight more months of free rent. Court documents obtained by CBC News show Regan owed the landlord more than $25,000 by the time he was evicted, but he never paid. _ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-landlord-rules-1.3777339
James Regan, 62, alleged to have avoided payments on furniture, automobiles, phone service __ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tenant-apartments-accused-1.3785697 _ additional info and Photo-ID, . . heads-up
__”Ontario is blazing a trail as part of a global movement working to change the way that people interact and engage with government. We’re finalizing the search for Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer, who will help make government work better for citizens by delivering simple and straightforward digital services and products.” July 2016 __ https://www.ontario.ca/page/chief-digital-officer
__Related Industry news: Drag, drop and work on images from Getty through new Adobe CC plugin _ https://desktopmag.com.au/news/drag-drop-and-wor
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__Industry Related news – Pearson sales slips with slowing demand for textbooks and dwindling U.S. college enrollment _ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-29/pearson-misses-estimates-as-u-s-u-k-education-markets-weigh _
Global Brief, a magazine that I art-direct and design, has just published its 20th issue, which is now on newsstands. To celebrate all the great artists who have contributed to GB over the past seven years, I’ve published two portfolios on issuu.
The first instalment Volume One was published in 2012 and featured covers and illustrations from the first ten issues.
The latest instalment The Art of Global Brief: Volume Two, with covers and feature illustrations from issues 11 through 20 is now online. Below are some sample spreads from Volume Two.
__Active Learning article: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lecture hall used for a wide range of courses, has 100 rolling swivel chairs with adjustable tables and nine mounted video screens. After associate professor Lois Boynton gives a mini-lecture or shows a video, student teams of four to six work on an ethical journalism dilemma. Then they regroup to present their conclusions to the full class. _ Article _ https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/interactive-lecture-halls-enhance-higher-ed
Interactive lecture halls enhance higher ed
__Understanding The Cost of Education in America – data for Federal/State Financial Aid incl. Student Loans and Student Grants up from $132B to $247B – 2002-2013 _ Article _ http://www.mahesh-vc.com/blog/understanding-the-cost-of-education-in-america
__ 5 Keys to Visual Literacy
The Visual Literacy Tool by Victory Productions _http://www.victoryprd.com/blog/?p=3177_ “Visual literacy is about communication. Children are naturally drawn to making and consuming images, but only with practice will they develop visual literacy skills. Children need to know what questions to ask about visuals. One technique is to scaffold a production assignment with questions, so students learn by example. You can see this process in action in the Visual Literacy Tool we developed at Victory”
__”. . . publishers have constructed an unfettered, unchecked marketplace free of any protections for students.” __ Oh brother __
Amid rising college costs, college textbooks are often overlooked. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that textbook prices have increased by 88% in the past decade, compared to a 63% increase in college tuition and fees. For students and families already struggling to afford college tuition, hundreds of dollars for course materials often comes out-of-pocket and can be a serious barrier to student success.
__I have not seen [copyright infringement] reasons for TIFF to “properly credit his work” but I would know more if I’d been at this meeting _ “TIFF says it offered to meet Anton and walk him “through the entire creative process” a week ago, but the local photographer “did not come in to meet with the team to understand how the campaign came to life.” Razvan Anton says he is now planning to file a lawsuit against TIFF after the festival refused to properly credit his work in the campaign. _
A local artist is claiming that Toronto International Film Festival copied his digital photography project, The Motherships, and used it for its 2016 marketing campaign, Infinite Views, without his permission.
That’s not how I remembered the event… and David’s hair seems a little more mulletty than I had thought.
__Textbooks are often thought of as a critical tool for teachers in the classroom. But when it comes to teaching the history of race in the United States, WBUR [Boston’s NPR News Station] has found that more and more teachers in Massachusetts are moving away from traditional textbooks. _ http://www.wbur.org/edify/2016/09/19/beyond-textbooks-mass-schools-racial-history
__Slide Presentation raises questions about Quality Assurance . . . Recommendation: A Creative/Brand/Communications Team constructive critique of this slide deck; seek visual communications guidance and design-art direction for slide presentations created for public presentations.
__Fact Checking Pearson Educational Publishing Operating Profit Margin at 8.2% v. Elsevier STM Journal Publishing at 37.2% compared with Operating Profit Margin of Other Companies _ Source SPARC slide – https://www.dropbox.com/s/ak9z122tm57kwxv/UTSA_Presentation_v1_091616.pptx?dl=0 _ Slide Adaption by Don Gorges
Open Up Resources is a new nonprofit founded to develop OER and compete head-to-head with for-profit publishers
TAGS: Illustrative Mathematics, K-12 OER Collaborative, K–12 OER Collaborative, Open Education Resources, Open Up Resources, The Learning Accelerator
__Stephen Downes posts a reply to MC _ Institutions and Openness _ http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2016/09/institutions-and-openness.html _ Stephen says “. . . to institutionalize is to set up policy and technical architecture inside an institution. There’s no other place these things can really happen. And my response is, contra Caulfield, doing this does not ensure persistence. Indeed, quite the opposite: if your innovation depends on an institution to survive, it won’t.” __ and Jim Groom tweets “A truly brilliant post, [Downes] raises the whole argument a level. I’ll need some time to to regroup, but a fun challenge :)”
__Thanks Lisa. _The Agenda with Steve Paikin is available to watch/re-watch online – Last evening’s program was excellent – Steve and his guests discussed whether a college diploma or university degree is the new minimum education to participate in Ontario’s workforce. see Ontario Tuition Reform _ http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/ontario-tuition-reform
__Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group, Partnership enables Follett’s partner institutions to provide students seamless access to Pearson digital content at significant savings, continuing unprecedented growth of Digital Direct Access in 2016 __
Pearson, Follett Partner to Offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access Model to Follett’s Partners and 1,200+ Campus Bookstores
_ https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/pearson-dot-com/files/cosec/2016/Pearson-20F-print-version-230316.pdf _ _ https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/pearson-dot-com/files/annual-reports/ar2015/Pearson_AR2015.pdf
__Note there are multiple versions available which are a remixing of OpenStax content, including BCcampus Concepts of Biology — 1st Canadian Edition _ https://opentextbc.ca/biology/
__”Second, your government will continue to invest in education to help students achieve their full potential and successfully compete in a global economy . . . ” __
Speech from the Throne
- Ontario Government Newsroom : Speech from the Throne
- Newsroom : Speech from the Throne
- Ontario’s Universities Share Commitment to Brighter Future For Province – Council of Ontario Universities
__” – 88% [of Students] said they are more responsive to brands [i.e. Chegg] that give back to the community, while 70% feel that the brands they buy from need to focus on responsible business practices. “Students aren’t looking for real-time customer service. What they were looking for is corporate values where companies are seen giving back to the community and they generally follow responsible business practices,” __
As students across the country head back to school after a few months of relaxation,
global media agency UM partnered with Chegg to help brands better understand how they can connect with 18 to 24-year-olds as they make the transition away from beach vacations and back to papers and exams.
For brands looking to target this group, who will spend $163 billion on non-essential items in the next year, connecting with them as they head back to campus is important, but UM’s study found that the back-to-school season isn’t the only time to make an impact with college students. There are other key milestones and times when brands can connect.
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__Chegg College Marketing _ http://collegemarketing.chegg.com/ _ and Adweek Article: Chegg and global media agency UM partner to help brands better understand how they can connect with 18 to 24-year-olds. _ http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/heres-how-brands-can-connect-college-students-throughout-school-year-173197 _ For brands looking to target this group, who will spend $163 billion on non-essential items in the next year, connecting with them as they head back to campus is important, but UM’s study found that the back-to-school season isn’t the only time to make an impact with college students. There are other key milestones and times when brands can connect.
- Great Adweek Article: Chegg and global media agency UM partner to help brands better understand how they can connect with 18 to 24-year-olds.
- Here’s How Brands Can Connect With College Students Throughout the School Year | Adweek
- College Marketing | Chegg
__Ontario Education Ministry is investing $60 million in a renewed math strategy that will focus on engaging students in numeracy while protecting 60 minutes a day for elementary math. See – A Renewed Math Strategy for Ontario _
- A Renewed Math Strategy for Ontario
- Ontario math curriculum subtracts the basics | Ontario | News | Toronto Sun
__Keith Hampson, PhD – Higher Education Management, will officially launch on October 1, 2016. It is designed to serve as a resource for academic, administrative, and other leaders responsible for change and continued improvement in higher education. __
__Cengage Survey – Open Educational Resources OER and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape _ Open educational resources could make up 12 percent of the market for textbooks and other course materials and 19 percent of supplemental materials within five years, according to a survey of OER users, traditional textbook users and industry experts conducted by Cengage Learning. Cengage Survey: _ http://assets.cengage.com/pdf/wp_oer-evolving-higher-ed-landscape.pdf
- Cengage Survey – Open Educational Resources OER and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape
- New Higher Ed Survey: OER May Triple in Use as Primary Courseware Within Five Years
- Study: Open Educational Resources and Market Growth
__Thanks Dave. The sooner that Faculty and Students actually use OER, the better. . . personal experiences using OER will inform the way forward. _ Recommend each syllabus be comprehensive & helpful to students seeking savings via alternative commercial or free resources. _ How a ‘Syllabus Commons’ Could Change Higher Education – The Chronicle of Higher Education _ http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Syllabus-Commons-/235330 _ The Open Syllabus Project _ http://opensyllabusproject.org/
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__Open Textbook Policy support requires more than a signature or sad-face-photo, support is validated with the commitment to find and use OER exclusively, now. The sooner that Faculty and Students actually use OER, the better. . . personal experiences using OER will inform the way forward. _ The Student Society could also provide information i.e. be giving away ‘Textbookbroke’ flash drives loaded with links to all the available OER and cost saving options out there – info & options to consider before they enter the bookstore.
Good suggestion, thanks for sharing.
__”In short, we believe that fair dealing in the Copyright Act is serving its intended purpose: enabling fair portions from works of creativity or scholarship to be drawn upon in learning environments, thereby stimulating innovation and the creation of new research and new knowledge. We commend the Government of Canada for having had the foresight to adopt and maintain such a modern, balanced approach to copyright.” __
CARL Issues Statement on Fair Dealing and Copyright in Universities – Canadian Association of Research Libraries
__Perhaps this PwC Report offers an unbiased perspective on the Economic Impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines _ http://www.accesscopyright.ca/media/94983/access_copyright_report.pdf _
__Thanks, Michael. Fair enough to leave readers to discover for themselves where “Some voices in the publishing community and associated lobbyists have stated in the media that the education market has evaporated as a result of users’ fair dealing rights.” _ perhaps the PwC Report is an unbiased voice: Economic Impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines _ http://www.accesscopyright.ca/media/94983/access_copyright_report.pdf _
__Certain professionals are required and expected to master the crafting of a persuasive narrative in their clients’ favour [i.e. Lawyers, Marketers, Lobbyists] while Academics are known for their critical thinking, research abilities, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. This OER Advocacy Toolkit requires their attention to bring the whole story and the whole truth to light.
__Open Textbook Policy support requires more than a signature, support is validated with the commitment to find and use OER exclusively, now. The sooner that Faculty and Students actually use OER, the better. . . personal experiences using OER will inform the way forward.
__Michael Caulfield /experience /insights /wishes/ Open Pedagogy /Student-Produced OER _
__StatsCan reports the Canadian average undergrad tuition rose by 2.8% to $6,373 this year, while Students in Ontario pay the highest tuition, on average, at $8,114 _ Tuition Costs vary greatly, from $4,580 to $21,012, based on the field of study. The most expensive tuition in Canada this year is dentistry, with an average tuition bill of $21,012. After that comes medicine at $13,858, law at $11,385 and pharmacy at $9.738, on average, this year. All other fields have average tuitions of between $4,580 (for degrees in education) to $7,825 (in engineering.) __
__John Fallon, chief executive officer at Pearson, talks about the evolution of education textbooks to digital media, selling schools on new textbooks, and efforts to offer college-level education in high schools. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg) __
John Fallon, chief executive officer at Pearson, talks about the evolution of education textbook…
__Tom Reller, Elsevier “There is no need for concern regarding the patent. It’s simply meant to protect our own proprietary waterfall system from being copied.” __
Patent application filed June 28, 2012 to protect its own proprietary system.The concern revolves around the patent Elsevier received for its five-year-old “article-transfer service,” a propriety online system the company uses to manage journal-article submissions and the ensuing peer reviews.
The service also includes a feature that allows articles rejected by one of the company’s 2,500 journals to be automatically referred to another relevant Elsevier journal for consideration, with the authors’ consent. The patent describes the driver of the referral system as a “journal-recommendation tool.”